The Silent Wife (A.S.A Harrison)

The Silent Wife (A.S.A Harrison)

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Star Rating: **** Pages: 372 First Published by Headline Publishing Group in 2013 Quiet, reserved, submissive to the life she has adopted as her own – are these all characteristics that lead to murder? This novel is written from the perspective of two people:  the unofficial wife, Jodi, a Psychologist…

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The other side of Marrakech

The other side of Marrakech

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When people travel to Morocco, and in particular the larger cities, they have an idea in mind of what to expect.   Narrow alleyways full to the brim with tiny little stalls that make up the prominent souks: a hive of activity both night and day.  Locals exploring the fresh, brightly coloured market produce…

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The Grand Palaces of Marrakech

The Grand Palaces of Marrakech

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During the 21st Century Marrakech has become the hub for both economic growth and tourism.  Although it is only the fourth largest city in Morocco it seems to have become the most popular destination for many to visit.  The souks are an obvious draw, where shyness is a no-no and…

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The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)

The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)

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  My Star Rating: ***** Pages: 832 First Published in 2013 & winner of The Man Booker Prize Eleanor Catton has achieved a masterpiece at just 28 years of age: this will be a ‘classic’ of the future, destined to appear on English Literature reading lists in Universities everywhere. Born…

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